Seat belts to be required for all passengers

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All passengers will be required to wear safety belts when traveling in vehicles under a bill the House gave final approval to on Monday.

Senate Bill 2724 would not apply to farm vehicle drivers, rural mail carriers nor drivers of vehicles that were manufactured without seat belts.

The maximum fine for violating the law would be $25.

If the governor signs it, the bill would be known as Harlie’s Law in memory of a Holly Springs high school student Harlie Oswalt, who was killed in car accident in November 2016 while riding in the back seat of a car.

The measure passed 88-29. Most of the no votes came from Republican House members.